Injury Health News

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4/7/2015
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips

4/4/2015
Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

4/3/2015
Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/30/2015
Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/24/2015
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes, study suggests

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

3/19/2015
Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

Study says yes, but experts say the technology must first be refined and gain wider acceptance

3/10/2015
Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study

British research found healing was just as efficient -- and safer -- when arm was immobilized in sling

3/2/2015
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

2/25/2015
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

2/25/2015
Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say

2/23/2015
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

1/28/2015
Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

Suggestions for cleaning the wound

1/23/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Safely

Opt for activities with lower rates of injury

1/22/2015
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

1/19/2015
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

1/16/2015
1/12/2015
Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

Factors can include injury or stress

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/1/2015
Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

Safety precautions can prevent serious problems during winter activities

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/15/2014
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

12/10/2014
Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/8/2014
Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

12/1/2014
Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

12/1/2014
'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

12/1/2014
Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

11/27/2014
Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns

Expert offers tips on using these devices safely

11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/14/2014
Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage

Those affected still report hearing loss and ringing in ears, researchers say

11/14/2014
Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/11/2014
Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain

But study found many kids are encouraged to stay on the field in spite of their injuries

11/10/2014
Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound

Areas prone to dirt and friction should be covered

11/3/2014
MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

10/30/2014
Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/27/2014
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

10/23/2014
Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

10/13/2014
Health Tip: Strained Hamstring?

Here are common symptoms

10/10/2014
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

Many know about pitch counts, but don't keep close track, researchers report

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

9/28/2014
Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say